NBA 2K24 PC Version Will Be Based on Last-Gen, Won’t Support Crossplay

Just a few days ago, 2K announced not only announced the release date of NBA 2K24, but also the confirmation that players will, for the first time, be able to utilize crossplay — at least on the current-gen consoles (PS5, Xbox Series X|S). For those planning to pick up the NBA 2K24 PC version, that’s not the only bad news we have for you.

While most modern gaming PCs have no problems running the latest version of any game, for some reason, 2K has made it so that the PC version of NBA 2K24 will be based on last-gen! Yes, this means that PC players are not only excluded from crossplay, but they’re also going to be playing a game based on the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions. If you’re not aware of sports games, the current-gen versions offer more than just better graphics, as the changes affect gameplay and in most cases, the current-gen versions offer more features.

Case in point: this year’s NBA 2K24 on current-gen (PS5, Xbox Series X|S) will feature “ProPLAY,” which won’t be available in the last-gen versions (and PC).

Here’s what ProPLAY is according to the press release sent by 2K

NBA 2K24 will introduce ProPLAY – a groundbreaking newtechnology that directly translates NBA footage into NBA 2K24 gameplay. ProPLAY delivers animationsand movements via on-court NBA action for a generational leap in authenticity on PS5 and Xbox SeriesX|S. More details on Mamba Moments and ProPLAY will be released later this summer.

There is a super small upside to it, as the PC version will be priced the same as the last-gen versions, which means it’ll be available at launch at just $59.99 for the base edition, while the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions are priced at $69.99.

Hopefully, this will be the last year the PC version gets the short end of the stick. I mean, who wouldn’t want to play the better version of any game, right? Especially if your hardware can handle it.

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